San Antonio is one of the most livable cities in the country. Fortunately, there are plenty of 55+ communities nearby.

San Antonio stands as the second most populous city in Texas and has also arisen as one of the country’s fastest-growing large cities. Active adults are increasingly choosing to retire in this vibrant city and its surrounding suburbs, which made the top five in our list of The 20 Best Places to Retire in 2018 list. 

San Antonio is home to historic destinations such as the Alamo and iconic missions, along with endless recreation opportunities, from the legendary River Walk to SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Here, residents can savor a welcoming culture, rich history, and a spectacular quality of life. Active adults seeking an age-restricted community can find several options. Here’s a look at a few exceptional 55+ communities in San Antonio.

Hill Country Retreat

Low $200s - Low $400s

Hill Country Retreat by Del Webb and Village Builders is a gem conveniently located near Loop 1604 and Highway 151 in San Antonio. Hosting more than 2,000 single-family homes, this 55+ community offers active adult homebuyers plenty of choices. Available on a new and resale basis, homes range in size from 1,109 to 2,838 square feet. These energy-efficient homes boast elegant features such as ten-foot ceilings and crown molding throughout. Residents can take advantage of the many exciting amenities offered at The Resort, a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse boasting a fitness center, aerobics studio, and indoor pool. 

Scenic Hills

Mid $100s - High $100s

Scenic Hills is an established 55+ community offering active adults a warm, friendly environment. Started in the 1980s, the community contains 204 homes that feature open floor plans, plantation shutters, and Corian countertops. Some homes boast spectacular views of the neighboring golf course. In this 55+ community, residents can enjoy a 13,000-square-foot clubhouse and miles of nearby trails. They can also partake in numerous social activities such as potlucks and cowboy breakfasts to get to know their neighbors.


Mid $300s - Low $400s

Located just off the Charles Anderson Williams Loop, Roseheart is a 55+ community with a prime position in the heart of San Antonio. Here, residents are near many of the city’s amenities, including the North Central Baptist Hospital and the San Antonio International Airport. Roseheart boasts 244 single-family homes richly appointed with plantation shutters, granite countertops, and screened-in patios. Residents can relax at the clubhouse with a book in the library, or get in some exercise on the tennis court or in the fitness center.

The Grove at Vintage Oaks

Mid $300s - High $500s

Surrounded by 100 acres of scenic, open land, The Grove at Vintage Oaks is a peaceful haven for active adults. This 55+ community in New Braunfels provides picturesque views of the Texas Hill Country along with many desirable amenities such as a wine club, book club, and a Tuscan-style clubhouse with a fitness center. Started in 2017, this age-restricted community will contain 111 single-family homes upon completion. Active adult homebuyers can choose from customizable floor plans that range in size from 2,153 to 4,191 square feet. Homes are situated on smaller lots requiring less maintenance.